against the government. i don't think necessarily the u.s. is ready to kind of use those magic words president asad should go because they don't have the support they had in libya with moammar gadhafi. ambassador ford kind of started slow in terms he's only been on the ground several months. getting his feet wet, meeting people, being kind of quiet, this was really a very provocative move, what he did last week later in the week, going to hama, meeting with protesters. you saw that when he went, the second he was there on thursday, on friday when we went he saw what was going on, that he was becoming the story and he left. really the syrian government has been retaliating. they organized, we understand from senior state department officials, a very angry mob we understand organized by the syrian government in front of the u.s. embassy on friday and saturday. throwing tomatoes, throwing glass, throwing food. it was really a horrible scene.